Full Name: Ms Simone Tatas
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Date of Admission: 26 May 2009
Called to the Bar: 10 May 2018
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), LLM (Human Rights), BA
Previous Occupation: Senior Solicitor, Associate


Simone accepts briefs to appear and advise for both defence and prosecution in criminal, quasi-criminal, intervention order and administrative law matters.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Simone practised as a Senior Lawyer at the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) appearing in private examinations as counsel assisting, in the Magistrates’ Court as prosecuting counsel and in coercive powers applications before the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Simone began her legal career as a federal prosecutor at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP).  Simone appeared regularly in contested hearings, committals, bail applications and pleas in the Magistrates’ Court and County Court of Victoria, and as a case officer on a lengthy and complex Project Wickenby tax fraud matter in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Simone also practised as a lawyer at the Legal Profession Complaints Committee of Western Australia investigating lawyer misconduct matters.

Having practised in both Victoria and Western Australia, Simone has an extensive understanding of criminal procedure in both jurisdictions.

Simone was Associate to Justice Weinberg in the Court of Appeal and is currently a Teaching Associate in criminal law at Monash University.

Simone holds a Master of Laws (Human Rights) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Arts from Monash University.

Simone read with Jason Gullaci. Her senior mentor is Lesley Taylor QC.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law


Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Human Rights Law

Tax Law & Revenue Law

  • Tax Prosecutions

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